The Global Esports Business Summit Announces its 2020 Board of Advisors

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Leading executives across Brands, Media, Teams, Leagues, Publishers, Venues, Investment Firms, Technology and United States Military will connect in Las Vegas this October.

"I am looking forward to working with our groundbreaking new additions this year, as we look to make EBS even bigger and better. There are some great things ahead for the community." --Chris Pursell, Chairman of Events, Esports Business Summit.

Cynopsis Sports, Chief Marketer, and Event Marketer, three of the largest media brands covering sports business, television and marketing, announced today the 2020 Board of Advisors for their Esports Business Summit—the leading global event event focusing on the business of esports and designed for those interested in pursuing or expanding business opportunities in the burgeoning esports industry. Esports, which encompasses competitive online gaming, is tracking to cross over $2 billion in global revenue in 2021, which means countless business and marketing opportunities for companies that understand the industry and the unique audience that esports attracts.

The Esports Business Summit will take place October 19-21 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, and will focus on several key areas including emerging trends, marketing strategies, production technologies, sponsorship activations, event measurement, venue selection, budgeting and more.

The reach and industry relationships that Access Intelligence’s media brands have cultivated across key sectors of the esports business landscape will benefit delegates and sponsors by delivering unique access to participants from all sectors of the esports industry. EBS provides a forum for sharing insights, learning best practices, and exploring business opportunities and strategic partnerships.

Leading the content programming for EBS is Chris Pursell, Director of Sports Content for Cynopsis Sports and Esports; with Jessica Heasley, Group Editor of Chief Marketer and Event Marketer. These media brands reach more than 300,000 executives across sports, television and marketing via eletters, magazines, websites and events. The EBS speaking faculty will be comprised of key executives from brand marketing, television, leagues, teams, sports and technology organizations who are growing their businesses by leveraging the passionate global audience that esports delivers.

The EBS content team has assembled an all-star Board of Advisors representing a cross-section of the esports ecosystem – who have agreed to provide input on the content program and overall conference experience. The 2020 EBS Board of Advisors includes:

  • Pete Vlastelica, CEO, Activision Blizzard
  • Major General Frank M. Muth, Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command
  • Greg Via, Global Head of Sports, Esports & Entertainment, P&G/Gillette
  • Naz Aletaha, Head of Global Esports Partnerships, Riot Games
  • Rishi Chadha, Head of Global Content Partnerships, Twitter
  • Nicole LaPointe Jameson, CEO, Evil Geniuses
  • Nathan Lindberg, RVP, Global Sponsorships, Twitch
  • Paul Brewer, SVP, Brand Partnerships, ESL
  • Brendan Donohue, Managing Director, NBA 2K League
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, SVP, Lifestyle Marketing & Branded Entertainment, NCompass International
  • Ann Hand, Chairman & CEO, Super League Gaming
  • Neil Johnson, Director of Esports, Events DC
  • Matt Lederer, VP, Xfinity Brand Partnerships, Xfinity
  • Kurt Melcher, Executive Director, Esports, Intersport
  • Michele Morrow, Final Boss
  • Nicole Pike, Managing Director, Esports, Nielsen

"I can't thank enough each of the departing board members whose terms have expired, but have helped EBS become the prominent esports business event in the world," said Chris Pursell, Chairman of Events, Esports Business Summit. "That said, I am looking forward to working with our groundbreaking new additions this year, as we look to make EBS even bigger and better. There are some great things ahead for the community."

The Esports Business Summit is geared towards executives at consumer and business brands, marketing agencies, television companies, esports teams and leagues, sponsorship firms, game publishers, streaming companies, consulting firms, VC and investment firms, venues, sports marketing agencies, professional sports teams, and any business professional looking for education and connections in the esports marketplace.

Online registration is open, as well as exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, which can be accessed at esportsbizsummit.com. The complete curriculum, speaker roster and networking events schedule will be announced in June.

Access Intelligence, is a privately held, b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, MD, serving the marketing, media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. Leading brands include PR News, Ad Exchanger, AdMonsters, Cynopsis, Cablefax, Folio:, Event Marketer, LeadsCon, Chief Marketer, Defense Daily Network, AviationToday, Power, and Via Satellite. Market-leading conferences and trade shows include LeadsCon, AdMonsters OPS and Publisher Summits, The Folio: Show, Experiential Marketing Summit, SATELLITE, OR Manager, LDC Gas Forums, Clean Gulf, and Electric Power.

Cynopsis and Cynopsis Esports, are read by more than 100,000 executives in sports and television in over 58 countries. Cynopsis eSports offers exclusive Q&As, expert data insights, the top business stories of the week, hot trailers and coming events in order to connect the dots for the gaming industry, brands, technology, media and audiences.

Chief Marketer is an informational hub connecting a global portfolio of more than a dozen marketing-focused brands including Event Marketer, AdExchanger, AdMonsters, Esports Business, Cynopsis, Multichannel Merchant, PR News, Studio Daily and more—an aggregate audience topping 1.1 million readers. Our content team scans the marketing universe and connects the dots between all of the marketing disciplines to forecast trends and educate marketers on what’s next and what the implications will be for their careers and their marketing organizations. We are a one-stop “power portal” for marketers that brings together ideas and perspectives from the industry at large, Our audience trusts our editors to curate information for them—so they don’t have to.

Event Marketer serves the information needs of strategic brand-side event marketers and agency executives across the spectrum of face-to-face marketing. EM’s portfolio includes the flagship magazine, EM Buzz enewsletter, the annual Experiential Marketing Summit executive conference, the Ex Awards and the Experience Design & Technology Awards and more.

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